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Current resources and guidance for diocesan Safeguarding contacts and diocesan trustees can be found in this section.

Policy Commitment

The policy commitment agreed by the Worldwide Trustee Board and a recommended policy commitment for Mothers' Union dioceses to adopt.

Guidance for dioceses

Safeguarding guidelines for Mothers' Union diocesan trustee boards in Britain & Ireland

The Seven Safeguarding Steps

By following these seven steps, diocesan trustees can be sure they are meeting their safeguarding responsibilities

Safer Recruitment: Who is responsible?

Anyone who is involved in activities with children or adults at risk needs to be appropriately recruited and trained. But who is responsible for making sure this happens? You can find basic guidance here

Starting a new activity in the diocese

What you need to think about in safeguarding terms when starting a new activity or expanding existing activities in your diocese

Reviewing Mothers' Union activities

It's essential that the safeguarding aspects of Mothers' Union activities are reviewed regularly - and this is what you need to do

Diocesan Safeguarding Contact - Role Description

A sample role description for a Mothers' Union Diocesan Safeguarding Contact

Safeguarding Incident Reports

Information that needs to be passed to the central Mothers' Union if a safeguarding incident occurs

Safeguarding Terms and Definitions

Some of the more common terms and definitions in safeguarding explained

Safeguarding and Insurance

How safeguarding policies and practices impact on insurance cover

DBS & criminal records checks in England & Wales

A guide to the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) and criminal record checks in England & Wales, including portability, the update service and checks for trustees.

Safer Recruitment in Mothers' Union

A Safer Recruitment procedure for those engaged in activities involving children or adults at risk, where the activity is solely the responsibility of Mothers' Union.

Risk Assessment Template

A simple template for assessing all forms of safeguarding risk.